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  • Q & A with Ellen Oh

    Author and WNDB co-founder Ellen Oh spoke with PW on writing horror for a younger audience.

  • Jason Reynolds Is the Hardest-Working Man in Washington

    With three new books coming out this fall, the prolific author continues to exceed his limits.

  • Q & A with Mark Teague

    Teague spoke with PW about adapting classic stories, incorporating humor into his books, and the essential elements of a good read-aloud.

  • New Maurice Sendak Picture Book Discovered

    A typewritten manuscript titled 'Presto and Zesto in Limboland' was found in the late artist's files.

  • Spring 2017 Flying Starts

    We profile six children’s book creators to watch whose debuts published this past spring.

  • Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Paul Mosier

    The idea for "Train I Ride" (HarperCollins, Jan.) came to Paul Mosier while listening to “Mystery Train,” the 1953 song written by American blues legend Junior Parker and most famously recorded by Elvis Presley.

  • Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Tiffany Jackson

    Tiffany Jackson always wanted to be a novelist, but struggled to find a home for what would become her first published book, "Allegedly" (HarperCollins/Tegen, Jan.).

  • Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Stephanie Garber

    Though Stephanie Garber began writing her first novel as a way to unwind from her job as a college resident director, it quickly became more than just a hobby.

  • Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Pablo Cartaya

    The initial inspiration for Pablo Cartaya’s "The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora" came after Newbery Medalist Matt de la Peña spoke at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where Cartaya was pursuing his M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults.

  • Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Angie Thomas

    If there were a poster child for the Flying Start awards, given by PW semiannually for the most striking debuts in children’s and YA books, it just might be Angie Thomas, a Mississippi church secretary who wrote a cri de coeur on race in America during her lunch hours at the bishopric.

  • Spring 2017 Flying Starts: Ibi Zoboi

    Haitian-born Ibi Zoboi came to Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood in the 1980s, at the age of four, with her mother.

  • Q & A with Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

    The collaborating siblings spoke with PW about their new Babymouse endeavor and other projects.

  • Obituary: Michael Bond

    British children’s author Michael Bond, widely known for his books starring Paddington bear, has died at the age of 91.

  • Q & A with Erin McCahan

    PW spoke with Erin McCahan about her new novel for young readers, 'The Lake Effect.'

  • Q & A with Julie Buxbaum

    Julie Buxbaum spoke with PW about her new YA novel ,'What to Say Next.'

  • Q & A with Mackenzi Lee

    PW spoke with Mackenzi Lee about her upcoming YA novel 'The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.'

  • Four Questions with Sarah Dessen

    Dessen spoke with PW about her new novel and what inspires her to keep writing for teens after more than 20 years.

  • BookExpo 2017: Bringing Kids’ Books to the Screen

    A group of bestselling children’s authors gathered for a panel on June 2 at BookExpo, in which they discussed the process of adapting their books to film.

  • Lauren Child Named U.K. Children’s Laureate

    The bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator has been appointed the 10th Waterstones Children’s Laureate.

  • Obituary: Geoffrey Hayes

    Children’s author and illustrator Geoffrey Hayes died on June 2, at the age of 69.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Taran Matharu
Taran Matharu talks about the third book in his Summoners series, ’The Battlemage,’ about an orphan boy who discovers an ability to summon demons, and about the role that NaNoWriMo and Wattpad played in the origins of the series.
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